Monday, January 12, 2015

Irazu Volcano National Park

Irazu Volcano National Park

the irazu volcano

The Irazú Volcano (Spanish: Volcán Irazú) is an active volcano, also National Park Costa Rica, located in the Central Cordillera, near the city of Cartago. The name could come from the combination of "ara" (point) and "tzu" (thunder) or a corruption of Iztarú, which was the name of an indigenous village on the flanks of the volcano.

irazu volcano national park The "Colossus" as is known this volcano in Costa Rica, has caused major disasters in the past. A detail of the crater rim. The Irazu volcano has several craters, one of which contains Diego de la Haya, a crater with a small green lake of variable depth. Besides Irazu Volcano is the highest active volcano in Costa Rica. 
irazu tours In summer with clear weather, from the top you can see both the Atlantic Ocean and the Pacific Ocean. However, this type of clear days are rare, and the summit of the volcano is generally covered by clouds. The volcano is located within the Irazu Volcano National Park, which spreads across 5,705 acres (2,300 hectares). 

 Radioactive dating has shown an age of at least 854,000 years, with peak eruption 570,000 years and the latest active phase of 136,000 years to the present. 
The volcano there is a viewpoint from where you can see the lagoon of the volcano, there are occasions that a thick fog covers the entire view, but when the fog clears, you can have an unforgettable view of this beautiful wonder of nature.  
 Therefore, it is a very touristy place visited by thousands of tourists from around the world. 

The national park contains both primary and secondary montane forests and is home to armadillos, owls, rabbits, raccoons, foxes, woodpeckers and hummingbirds.

The Irazu volcano has an area of 500 km2. Subconic has an irregular shape and temperature ranges between 2 and 16 ° C (35 to 64 ° F). It is a stratovolcano with a summit elevation of 3431 meters (11,260 feet). Its five craters are easily differentiated. The most important for its activity are the main crater, which is almost circular with steep walls and measures 1050 meters (3,440 feet) in diameter and 300 meters (980 feet) deep; The Diego de la Haya crater is 600 meters (2,000 feet) in diameter and 100 meters (330 feet) deep. Other craters are Playa Hermosa, La Laguna and Pyroclastic.

The most recent activity includes lava flows with Strombolian and phreatomagmatic explosions. Types include lava basalt and andesite erupted during different events that suggest the volcano is fed by two different magma chambers. Scientists believed that magma pulses mixed into the camera before climbing up a process estimated to take several thousand years. 
But volcanologists Columbia University found that the eruption of the Irazu Volcano in Costa Rica in 1963 was probably caused by magma took a nonstop route from the mantle over just a few months. The study authors called the road of hell.

We offer daily tours from San José.

Tortuguero National Park

Tortuguero, Costa Rica, or (Land of turtles) 

tortuguero costa rica

Is located in the northern Caribbean coast of Costa Rica, in the province of Limón. The village is situated on a sandy island, separated from the mainland by the Tortuguero river and bordering the Caribbean Sea. Tortuguero is famous for its waterways (Canals), made with natural lagoons and rivers and are found throughout the tropical forest in the national park, which has earned the nickname "The Amazon of Central America." It is within the Tortuguero Conservation Area. Land has 31,187 hectares and 52,000 hectares marine.

tortuguero tourThe beaches of Tortuguero National Park are a special site for nesting sea turtles such as the Greens and Leatherback turtles.


Its climate is humid; annual rainfall reaches 6000 mm in the northern part of the park. It is one of the wettest areas of the country. There is no dry season, but usually rains less in February, March and October.

Flora and fauna

The Tortuguero National Park is also home to an incredible biodiversity of insects, resident and migratory birds, and mammals, including jaguars and four species of monkeys, frogs, iguanas, fish, crocodiles, manatees, pumas and many other species of animals.

The small town, which can only be reached by boat or plane, remains almost entirely by ecotourism. The population is estimated at around 1200-1600.

Getting to Tortuguero!

There are several ways for getting to Tortuguero National Park, we offer one day tours and shuttle service, but also you can get to Tortuguero by plane.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Manuel Antonio National Park

Manuel Antonio National Park Costa Rica


The Manuel Antonio National Park is Costa Rica's smallest national park, but the diversity of wildlife in its 6.83 km2 (3 sq mi) is unequaled with more than 100 species of mammals and 184 species of birds.  Both Brown-throated Three-toed Sloth and Hoffmann's Two-toed Sloth (perezosos) are a major feature, as are three of Costa Rica's four monkey species — the Mantled Howler monkey, Central American Squirrel Monkey, and White-headed Capuchin monkey. Black Spiny-tailed Iguana, Green Iguana, Common Basilisk, White-nosed Coati and many snake and bat species are also very common in the park. 

Among the species of birds that can be observed in Manuel Antonio National Park are:  toucans, woodpeckers, potoos, motmots, tanagers, Turkey Vulture, parakeets and hawks. Dolphins can be observed there, as well as the occasional migrating whale. Scuba diving, snorkeling, sea kayaking, mountain biking, and hiking  are the most common activities in the region, while enjoying the tropical wildlife of Manuel Antonio.

Manuel Antonio is one of the Costa Rica's most visited park. The park's popularity has led to development of the surrounding areas, with environmental impacts to nearby forests and beaches.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Poas Volcano national Park

Poas Volcano

The Poas Volcano is one of the most active volcanoes in Costa Rica, come and see this natural wonder with us. Contact us for more information.
Eruptive history 
The Poas Volcano main crater is 290 metres (951 ft) deep and is quite active with frequent small geyser and lava eruptions, however the last major eruptions were during 1952 and 1954. There are one more crater that make up part of the park, the Botos crater. Botos is a beautiful crater with a green water lake with a diameter of 371 metres (1,200 ft). 

Join us for our daily tours to the famous Volcan Poas and our tour will combo that includes: Breakfast, Lunch, Doka Coffee topur in State visit to the waterfall peace Visit Poas Volcano.

Tortuga Island
Join us for one of the most beautiful white sand beaches in Costa Rica. Tortuga Island is located in the Gulf of Nicoya, Pacific of Costa Rica.

We offer day tours from San Jose, contact us and visit this natural wonder.